Melissa Reynolds is a chemistry professor at Colorado State University at Ft. Collins, and what she's doing with biodegradable polymers could have profound effects for first responders in military conflicts or natural disasters.
The Department of Defense has just awarded Dr. Reynolds $1.3 Million to develop a gauze-like material with healing properties that could be used both inside and outside the body to help prevent infection. The key ingredient of Reynolds' work is nitric oxide, which is naturally occurring in the body and aids in healthy cell growth.
Colorado State is proud to have Professor Reynolds as its Boettcher Investigator, one of only 6 statewide. The Boettcher Foundation in Denver administers the Webb-Waring Biomedical Research Program to promote scientific talent in Colorado. Dr. Reynolds has also received state funding through the Bioscience Discovery Evaluation Grant Program which helps to fast-track commercialization of new discoveries and encourage business development in bioscience and biofuels.
If you are a Ft. Collins researcher or bioscience supply vendor, plan on attending Biotechnology Calendar's 4th Annual Ft. Collins BioResearch Product Faire Front Line Event ™ trade show this year on June 21st on the CSU campus.
Other Biotechnology Calendar events in Colorado include:
- 1st Annual Foothills Campus BioResearch Product Faire™ Front Line Event™ trade show, CSU Ft. Collins/Foothills June 20, 2011
- 13th Annual Boulder BioResearch Product Faire™ event, University of Colorado, Boulder, June 22, 2011
- 2nd Annual Denver BioResearch Product Faire™, CSU Anshutz Medical Campus event June 23, 2011
- 1st Annual National Jewish Health BioResearch Product Faire™ Front Line Event™ trade show, 6/24/2011